Coronavirus: South Africa eases strict lockdown as cases drop

South Africa, which had one of the world’s earliest and strictest lockdowns, has announced a further easing of anti-coronavirus measures. From 20 September an overnight curfew will be reduced, gatherings will be allowed at 50% of a venue’s capacity, and…

SA’s golf courses reopen

Golf courses in South Africa have officially reopened as the country eases some of its lockdown regulations. The courses had been closed due to the coronavirus pandemic but under the current level 3 lockdown regulations, non-contact sports like golf are…

Lagos retools workforce as level 13 resumes today

As civil servants from grade level 13 resume work today after over two months of lockdown, the Lagos State Commissioner for Establishments, Training and Pensions, Mrs Ajibola Ponnle, has stated that the state government is committed to building a 21st…

Nigeria’s strategy for combating COVID-19 pandemic: How we can change from go-slow to go-smart – Magnus Onyibe

To avert community spread of the coronavirus, on March 29, President Muhammadu Buhari locked down the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Lagos and Ogun states for 14 days. On Monday, April 27th, Mr President announced the extension of the shut down…

Businesses lose N2.7 billion to Lagos lockdown in five weeks

With the government considering another lockdown to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, members of the organised private sector (OPS) have urged caution in the implementation of another exercise, noting that a significant proportion of small businesses in the…

Lockdown: FirstBank cardholders record N1.18trn in transactions value

Since its establishment in 1894, First Bank of Nigeria Limited has consistently built relationships with her customers, focusing on the fundamentals of good corporate governance, strong liquidity, optimised risk management and effective leadership. These, amongst others, are the reasons the…

Dispute rages in Lagos over lockdown’s likely return

Will lockdown return to Lagos as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the nation’s commercial capital? This question is generating intense controversy in the social media as Lagosians participate in an online poll over whether the stay-at-home order, which President…

Coronavirus: Musk defies orders and reopens Tesla’s California plant

Tesla has reopened its only US electric car plant in California, despite local orders against manufacturing. On Monday, the company’s chief executive Elon Musk tweeted that production had restarted and he would be “on the line with everyone else”. US…

*Lagos returns to normalcy with gridlock, market reopening (Guardian) *Lagos police arraign 325 curfew violators (DailyTrust)

Lagos returns to normalcy with gridlock, market reopening (Guardian) Wednesday was Day Three into the gradual ease of the lockdown announced by President Muhammadu Buhari, but the gridlock encountered in all arteries of Lagos State was a return to the…

Lockdown violators, men dressed as cows and other strange happenings

What is a city without crime? thisislagos descends into the Lagos underground to search out the baddest guys committing the craziest crimes in LasGidi. 2,310 violators of COVID-19 lockdown order arrested in Lagos (Vanguard) A total of 2,310 violators of…

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